- Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is unimpressed with Jacques Pauw after he retracted his earlier claims
- The author had issued a detailed opinion article on events he claimed had taken place at the V & A Waterfront
- However, Pauw has since admitted that his statement had been less than truthful and Ndlozi wants him cancelled
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is not buying Jacques Pauw's apology following his retraction of claims made following his recent arrest.
Pauw had written an article claiming that he had been wrongfully arrested by police over a restaurant bill after dining at the V&A Waterfront:
"I was stunned and dazed when pounced on by police, arrested, jailed and charged with theft."
Pauw had claimed to have been arrested while walking to an ATM to withdraw funds to settle his bill, claiming that he had been forced to do so after his credit card had declined.
Pauw had further claimed that he had been arrested for theft after a complaint was laid by the restaurant, describing his ordeal and claiming that the officers had taken R1 000 he had on him at the time.
However, after meeting with the management from the restaurant and the Waterfront, Pauw was forced to eat humble pie:
"I also need to apologise for my actions when I was arrested at the V&A Waterfront on 6 February 2021. I was detained overnight and released at noon the following day on a warning."
Pauw stated that he had been emotional and humiliated by his experience, admitting that he had not been entirely truthful:
"The column in the Daily Maverick created the impression that either the restaurant management, or the waiter that served me, or the V&A Waterfront made a call to the police to have me arrested. It turns out this did not happen. Neither the restaurant nor the Waterfront made any such calls and played no role in my arrest."
It turned out that the police officials involved had been responded to an unrelated incident nearby, with Pauw's own behaviour ultimately leading to his arrest.
Ndlozi, however, feels that this ordeal should signal the end of the author's career:
"I don’t read your work. I did, however, read this ridiculous apology. I don’t accept it. You should face consequences of abusing your journalistic privilege & power by writing lies & tarnishing people’s reputations. You should be banned for writing anywhere for at least an eternity."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that the EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has taken a brief break from Twitter rants and online politics and for a change found himself enjoying a good laugh at a hilarious clip of a man playing a prank on a woman.
In the clip that was originally posted by @RhuNdimande, a woman can be seen exiting her car and opening the boot to take out her parcels and then closing it, not long thereafter, she closes it again but once again it opens, this continues for a few minutes as a man in a house nearby presses a button to continuously open the boot.
"Boys will be boys. We love them like that," Rhu captioned the clip, while Mbuyiseni shared laughing emojis.
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